A six year-old boy can’t take watching his stepdad mercilessly beat his mom. He drives a knife into his chest. A young girl, trafficked for the lust of men. Rescued. Only to be sexually abused as a foster child. A young boy. Drugged. Penetrated by his uncle. Then wakes up in a dog house … an actual dog house. Dr. Gary Brewster has worked with these individuals and many more. Jesus cleanses, heals, and gives them a “new name” — everything changes as they experience their new identity.
To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it. (Jesus in Revelation 2:17, English Standard Version)
Jesus offers you a white stone with a new name on it. No one knows this name but Jesus and you. It’s a unique destiny — a singular purpose which no one has but you.
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Resources to Go Deeper
The Hole in Our Gospel: The Answer that Changed my Life and Might Just Change the World by Richard Stearns
(via Amazon) Encouraging Christians to love their neighbors, the president of World Vision examines the manner in which worldwide poverty is handled and how it must be changed and inspires individuals to reach out by using their time, talent, and money.
The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life by Os Guiness
I have found the The Call to be a very helpful read on our life’s purpose. Os Guinness goes beyond a surface and general understanding of God’s call. He focuses on the specific calling for our individual lives. Our personal life story is unique and totally worth pursuing!
Jesus Smart: The Podcast
We’re resolved that Jesus Christ is the most brilliant person to walk the planet! He knows how life works best. And the future belongs to him.
Stellar guests are on the docket. And we’ll be questing after Kingdom themes … what Jesus taught and modeled.
Be smart. Subscribe and stay connected with your favorite podcast app.
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